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Freak Street (Jhhonchen Tole)

Kathmandu, Nepal
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This area was once a thriving center for bargaining, eating and meeting other travelers; these days it's become quiet due to the popularity of the nearby Thamel district.
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good15%
  • Average49%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible4%
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Kathmandu, Nepal
+977 1-4247684
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Freak street is an institution of off beat shops. Established in the 60's for the European dropouts,it caters for the backpackers and adventurous travelers alike.There are a multitude of different shops offering everything from food to shoes and -t-shirts .The paving has recently been upgraded...More

Thank christo36
Reviewed 16 August 2017

There is some interesting history here with the hippy movement in the 60's but that was all shut down under pressure from the US government to ban marijuana in the 70s. How arrogant and imperialistic of my country to dictate this sort of thing. Since...More

1  Thank GWVan
Reviewed 15 August 2017

The glory days of Freak Street are long gone. In the 1960's, every traveler coming overland must have stopped here at some point. Nowadays, the street consists of a variety of restaurants, trinket shops and memories of the past. It's cool to walk down the...More

1  Thank TC6217
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Great place to find quaint souvenirs, paintings and clothes. Unless otherwise indicated, everything is negotiable we were there in the 2000s

Thank Vera M
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

We both went here to find so many shops and eating places. Some people had spread their materials on the roads as well to attract some customers.

Thank Ashima T
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Reportedly, Freak Street visited by Bob Marley, the Beatles and Jimi Henrix. Multiple sweat shops and bars. Interesting to visit.

Thank georgiadoc
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Interesting place to visit, tucked away a little with shops of interest and tourists galore checking this place out

Thank Jen G
Reviewed 26 June 2017

I walked through this street on my way to the nearby Durbar Square. There weren’t any shops that appealed to me but it was interesting to walk through a street with history. There were various clothing shops, tattoo shops, and restaurants.

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 17 June 2017

It usmt have been something in its hayday...but now just a block...but close to many other things so worth a look.

Thank Patpv
Reviewed 3 June 2017

the area may be rich in history but now is just another tourist trap street in another capital city and has no charm at all unless you like drinking in overpriced theme bars.

Thank monkey-face-mouse
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